Triangle Sales History 1980 – 2014
In 1980 John and Cindy Bowling formed Triangle Sales Co., Inc., conducting Quarter and Paint Horse consignment sales in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Oklahoma. John Bowling, who passed away in 1994, had long been one of the nation’s leading breeders of Quarter Horses with his “Gray Horse Capital of the World” always at or near the top of the AQHA standings. Ironically, it was a dun, not a gray that John bred who would have the greatest impact on the breed: Hollywood Jac 86, one of the most influential reining horses ever and still among the all time
top 10 leading NRHA sires.
In 1983 John and Cindy moved Triangle to Shawnee, Oklahoma and began conducting sales exclusively in Oklahoma, first at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds and then moving the sale site permanently to the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee. Triangle is one of the primary lessees of the Expo Center with the Expo facility expanding over the years to meet the needs of the company.
The Expo Center is a modern facility boasting over 168,000 square feet under roof, making it a great place to market horses in all weather conditions. Each section of the facility is heated and the sale arena is also air conditioned in the summer months. Horses consigned are stalled in their own separate box stalls and the facility can comfortably house over 700 head.
Currently, Triangle conducts five sales each year at the Expo including the Winter Classic in January; Mid-Winter Classic in February; Spring Consignment Sale in May; Mid-Summer Sale in August; and the Fall Consignment Sale in October.
In 2010 the company added an all new Select Performance Horse Sale at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. The sale was conducted during the December NRHA Futurity and was a huge success. Triangle looks forward to holding this special event for many years to come.
Today, over 30 years since the company’s inception, Triangle Sales continues to successfully operate under the guidance of Cindy Bowling.